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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #103
Ranked #12,213
4.01 | pDev: 4.74%
Dec 30, 2022
Jun 23, 2020
Very Good
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Notes: A mimosa inspired Berliner Weiss with orange and Chardonnay grape juice.
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Reviewed by mcsst44us from Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Another awesome beer from off color! This beer delivers a great mimosa taste and aroma that is still much in keeping with an actual beer. Definitely no other beer like this one :)
Dec 30, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by Taenim from New Jersey

Nov 18, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Sep 26, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pale pastel yellow gold, plenty of foam at first that fizzles quickly.

Aroma is pleasant, unique citrus, a little bit of sweet juice.

Taste is tart and straightforward, sweet orange and white wine, a little too sweet for me. It lingers and gets a little fatiguing over time. The blend is good, just a little too much sweetness. Acidity can burn the throat too, I must be getting old, lol. Light bodied with high acidity. Overall it’s good but I like Spots and Yuzu Fierce better. Thanks to Chris for this one! Beer #9000
May 18, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by BNoble4Life from New York

Jan 24, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Oct 17, 2020
Rated: 3.91 by DruC4 from Michigan

Oct 12, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a brilliant berliner here, my wife and i were impossibly stoked on this yesterday, one of the better adjunct examples of the style i can remember ever having, really special stuff, mimosa inspired with orange and chardonnay grape juice in it, perfect as a breakfast beer, but i would drink this anytime, anywhere, its truly fantastic, as is so often the case with off color, stoked to have this available in idaho. very pale straw colored brew with a short and short lived white head, creamy and thick from the can but its gone in a couple minutes. bright citrus and vinous notes to the nose, clean and pretty delicate bacterial souring here, no sharp edges at all, some light raw type wheat to the base, earthy minerals, very drying, floral, and balanced. i love the flavor here, more and more from the wine grapes as it warms, but the subtle orange essence does give it summery patio mimosa vibes, way more from grape than orange though the whole way. a pretty clean ferment on this, very dry, tart without being acidic, i could drink a half dozen of these no problem, and without the hangover of the mimosa either! great carbonation, lots of life to this, and really cool nuance and complexity and integration of concept and recipe. its really well executed, ill be buying more of this one...
Sep 17, 2020
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Beer for Brunch is a niche beer executed perfectly. It is light, bright and has the color of white wine. Mimics a mimosa/light beer so I could see a lot of brunchers getting into this one.

IG: @firesidewithphil
Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a glowing yellow with tons of fizzy white head that hung around for longer than I was expecting. Nose is relatively nondescript, with a typical berliner sourness mixed with some orange juice aromas. On the tongue, this is really interesting. Absolutely reminds me of the beer equivalent of a mimosa. Light and refreshing, with the orange & grape juice flavors omnipresent but balanced enough so as to not overpower the base berliner weisse underneath. This beer is very appropriately named, as it really would be a perfect brunch beer.
Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by loganburgh from Michigan

Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by DanBerliner from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Pours light and hazy with a quickly dissipating head

Fragrance: Smells of grapes and wheat.

Feel: The carbonation lasted a long time despite the quickly dissipating head. I would consider the mouthfeel typical of a Berliner Weisse: thin but not particularly watery.

Taste: The first thing you will taste is the sourness which defines this style. The lasting carbonation adds to the crispness. Hops are present as you continue, but even though I generally dislike hops I find the balance with the sourness to be very pleasant. The aftertaste is more bitter than sour but both are present.

Overall: The sourness balances very well with the bitterness for a complex taste that will leave you wanting more. This stands out as one of my favorite Berliner Weisses or sours in general.
Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Aug 18, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, pale straw-yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace. It smelled of wheat, orange and white wine grapes. Sweet chardonnay taste with tart orange, wheat and hints of lemon. Crisp and sharp.
Aug 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Beer for Brunch must compete with this fundamental question: Is the beer more interesting than the intimacies of the night before ?

In my case (being representative of those in the Medicare crowd), the answer is easy: the beer is more interesting because the desire for intimacies by men in their thirties is far more demanding... and I am decades from remembering how true that is.

However to judge Beer for Brunch for what it is, I'd have to say it is pretty darn good. Refreshing. A Balanced Berliner.

Rated against its Berliner Weisse peers, I'd say its Looks has slightly above average foam; not pretty, but neither is the competition. Smells clearly offer up citrus-orange and something from the chardonnay vine. Tastes are consistent, then finishing semi-dry and, then, dry with a tart tang that follows with flourish. A fine Feel, tart yet soft.

Off Color is one of the great breweries known too little to those outside of Chicagoland. They are also one of the funniest on the planet. And if you cannot laugh at the artwork on Off Color's can, then my guess is that you probably missed a lot of the intimacies the night before.

Cheers, Kids !

7/9/21 Had again from one of Off Color's curated 4-packs. I actually can drink more of Beer for Brunch because it also is really refreshing after summer tennis. I've edited the above review and am keeping count over at UnTappd.
Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 3.97 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 3.67 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jul 07, 2020
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 24 ratings